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, the inauguration also comes on the federal holiday in honor of dr. martin luther king, jr., who delivered his "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago, not far from here at the lincoln memorial. later in our special coverage, we will air excerpts of some of dr. king's less often played speeches, including "beyond vietnam." why he opposed the war in vietnam. but first, we turn to some of the voices of hope and resistance from sunday night's piece ball. not affiliated with any political party, the celebration at the mead center for american theater paid tribute to the continuing struggle for peace and justice here in the united states and throughout the world. we begin with naacp president benjamin jealous. >> this is the place to be tonight. the challenge for our country was never to see the day when a person of color would be president, know the challenge for our country was to ensure that it would be safe for it to happen again and again. we knew it could be condoleezza rice. it could be colin powell. but we got barack obama. we got a man who was a product of a progressive movement. as we stand her
is live here in d.c. tonight. also the day the nation honors dr. martin luther king jr. and the president said he really drew inspiration from dr. king and abraham lincoln for today's speech, ed. >> that's right, shep. you heard the president citing both of them, talking a lot about civil rights and really casting himself as someone who wants to carry on their civil rights legacies. i think the broadered message of that what it means in the current political environment is he made very clear that he just didn't win the last election. he believes he has a mandate. he believes he is going to be very aggressive in the days ahead. he was talking about taking action on climate change, immigration reform and at a time when everyone in washington is talking about debt and deficits. he also gave a very rigorous defense of entitlement spending, take a listen. >> the commitments we make to each other through medicare and medicaid security, these things do not sap our initiative. they strengthen us. [ applause ] they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make this co
. reference to dr. martin luther king. one could suspect the president will make an even longer reference tomorrow. >> i would think so. tomorrow is particularly historic, in civil rights history. 50 years ago that dr. king made his "i have a dream" speech on the mall. 50 years ago, the assassination of john f. kennedy. the assassination of medgar evers. the horrific birmingham church bombing was 50 years ago. the president will be surrounded, symbolically and historic plea, by a lot of civil rights milestones. i believe the widow of medgar evers will give the invocation. the president will take the oath with one hand on the bible belonging to martin luther king. yes, i think this will be a moment where he will definitely refer to the civil rights milestones that got him to this moment. >> the other bible will be abraham lincoln's. >> i just noticed in that clip with bill clinton, the camera cuts to dexter king, his youngest son, i wonder how it must have felt to be there. i imagine he will be there tomorrow as well. >> has the promise that dr. king talked about 50 years ago been fulfille
, once used by the late dr. martin luther king, flown from atlanta to d.c., hand delivered for tomorrow's ceremony. just how significant are the bibles used during inauguration ceremonies? and a story that weighs in. >>> plus, predicting that the president's second-term poll slice fail. you won't believe the number of folks who say that. we are talking the left and the right. next. so...how'd it go? well, dad, i spent my childhood living with monks learning the art of dealmaking. you've mastered monkey-style kung fu? no. priceline is different now. you don't even have to bid. master hahn taught you all that? oh, and he says to say (translated from cantonese) "you still owe him five bucks." your accent needs a little work. see lioutdoors, or in.ight. transitions® lenses automatically filter just the right amount of light. so you see everything the way it's meant to be seen. maybe even a little better. visit your eyecare professional today to ask about our newest lenses, transitions vantage and transitions xtractive lenses. experience life well lit. ask which transitions adaptive lens is
of the president talking about a conversations you had with dr. martin luther king and of course tomorrow is mlk day. it couldn't be a more appropriate day. i'm sure you would feel for barack obama's second inauguration. but in those conversations with martin luther king, he felt there may be an african-american president, the first black president in the next 40 years. you didn't think it would happen in your lifetime. >> it's -- that's true. i'm so excited. i'm so happy about my country. that we are growing up. >> and how do you think the president -- >> we are moving beyond ignorance. >> right. how do you think. >> sorry? >> how do you think he's done, president obama, in the first term and what would you like him to do more of in his second term? >> well, i think he's done the best he could. i think that there were number of people who as soon as he was elected put their feet down in -- their heels in to the earth and said, no matter what he does, no matter how good he is, i will not support him. i will resist his attempts to make our country better. i think that he was -- i think he was sur
. martin luther king jr. andrew seattle who is with the freedom from religion foundation. mr. stittle, abraham lincoln and dr. king too two amazing american icons you want to take their bibles and remove them from the ceremony. >> i much prefer dr. king's writing on the letter from the birmingham jail where he talks about the white church standing on the sideline mouthing trivialalities and pyes irrelevancy while he does the work of the civil rights movement. >> bill: you must know that dr. king invoked god in almost every speech that he made. >> article 2 section one of the constitution which lays out the oath does not say anything about the word so help me god. it says i will preserve to the best of my ability, preserve, defend and protect the states period. it's kind of ironic that the president is going to amend that in the middle of it. >> bill: do you know why george washington wanted the words god so help me god in? do you know why? >> george washington did not say so help me god. the first recorded instance is 1801. >> bill: if you look at his inaugural address it's peppered w
conversations you had with dr. martin luther king. tomorrow is mlk day. it couldn't be a more appropriate day i'm sure you would feel for barack obama's second inauguration. in those conversations he felt there may be an african-american president, first black president in the next 40 years. you didn't think it would happen in your lifetime. >> that's true. i'm so excited. i'm so happy about my country that we are growing up. >> how do you think the president -- >> we're growing beyond our ignorance. >> how do you think he's done in his first term and what would you like him to do more of in his second term? >> well, i think he's done the best he could. i think that there were a number of people who as soon as he was elected put their feet down, their heels into the earth and said no matter what he does, no matter how good he is, i will not support him. i will resist his attempts to make our country better. i think he was surprised because he had been elected with such fervor and such excitement. i don't think he expected to have such resistance. i know this from what i've seen so far. he's int
." a tribute to dr. martin luther king and the public service he did and the public service people are doing around the country. another big event to celebrate their voting power, fund-raising power and putting the president back in office for a second term. we saw a lot of notables, celebrities here, had a hans to talk with eva longoria, mario lopez and a very important moment, one that took place for the first time. you had the legendary cheetah rivera, both of them singing together at the same time. it really brought the house down, chita rivera and rita moreno. the vice president was also in the house. people thought perhaps he was not only celebrating an inauguration but perhaps looking forward to a run in 2016. a lot of excitement, a lot of passion here at the kennedy center. i'm suzanne malveaux. back to you. >> wow. our thanks to suzanne and brooke. soledad, that's what we missed while we were sleeping. >> it looked really, really fun and really, really great. >> it did. >> let's talk about the supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. she'll be taking part in today's ceremonies. yester
: and look for an acknowledgement of dr. martin luther king's vision on the day we honor the civil rights leader, a coincidence of timing that's not lost on the nation's first african american president. now, the speech was finalized over the weekend, but the president often makes final word changes up to the very end, and this time was no exception. i'm told that he made tweaks this morning, in fact. the president, i'm told, will speak for under 20 minutes. by reading prior inaugural addresses, he decided the shorter, the better. his last address was just over 18 minutes. his favorite two past inaugurals were kennedy's, which ran just under 14 minutes, and, of course, lincoln's second, which at 700 words, had to be fewer than ten minutes. i'm told president obama had a quiet breakfast with the first lady and his daughters before going to church. anderson? >> let's talk about it with john king and gloria borger. what are you anticipating, john, hearing today? >> i think broad strokes. time to bring the country together. time to get through the tough economic times. i think it will be a ca
in to be -- for a second term, wolf. >> tomorrow, he'll have dr. martin luther king, jr. bible and abraham lincoln's bible at the official public ceremony at the white house. you're looking at live pictures. we're about to go into the blue room of the united states. the president of the united states and his family, they will be there together with the chief justice of the united states, john roberts. he will administer the oath as we get ready for this historic moment. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> i barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will, to the best of moo i ability. >> and will, to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice.
, fittingly on this day, used by dr. martin luther king jr. the president will celebrate at two inaugural balls, versus the ten held four years ago. even if there's less fanfare, the day will not be without its pomp and circumstance. and star power. katy perry kicked things off at a concert earlier this weekend. ♪ at last >> reporter: and beyonce, whose rendition of edda james' "at last" was a highlight of the 2009 inauguration, will this time perform the national anthem, at the capitol ceremony. who can forget that moment in 2009. again, sasha pointed out, dad did not mess it up. he has one more shot at it. >> that's right, josh. >>> today, a day for poetry. the prose of governing comes next. and jonathan karl at the capitol for that. as the president prepares to deliver his speech, his team is gearing up for a lot of big debates ahead. >> reporter: you can see the presidential podium, still covered in plastic. it is from there that he will deliver one of the most important speeches of his presidency, hoping to set the tone for a second term that his aides say will be every bit as ambi
saved the union and had to fight a war, but 100 years later, it was dr. martin luther king, who had to fight another war, a war of ideas and a war of values, look how we have progressed just from the 50 years of martin luther king. i became secretary of state. i became a chairman. as a kid in the south bronx section, unthinkable. and barack obama became president of the united states. >> you had stinging things to say about the republican party. an identity problem, you said. and that there are some people who seem to have a theme of intolerance. >> that's a broader definition of what i meant by intolerance. i think intolerance is when you try to keep people from voting. the republican party ought to be out there, not by restricting voting by requiring i.d., but wanting everybody to vote. you need new messages. new policies. the country is becoming more minority. >> have you heard a lot from that? a lot of people pushing back on you? >> most of the people i've heard from in the last week or so have been very, very supportive. but there are those who consider this the worst thing ima
'll come through the rotunda, walk by that bust of dr. martin luther king, jr., and then into statuary hall for a tradition that's the most exclusive lunch you can imagine. all of the nation's leaders, the president, the vice president, congressional leaders, supreme court justices, their spouses, they will all gather for a lunch to put politics aside for at least a brief moment. >> thank you very much, jan. >>> as we watch the president's motorcade approaching the capitol, let me give you a little bit of an advanced look on what you're seeing as the inauguration ceremonies proceed. as we mentioned, senator charles schumer of new york will be the master of ceremonies. he will have a short speech and then he will be introducing myrlie evers-williams, a former chair of the naacp and the widow of medgar evers. the naacp field secretary who was gunned down in 1963. one of the great heroes of the civil rights movement. myrlie evers-williams will be giving the invocation at the beginning of the ceremonies and then we will see justice sonia sotomayor who is one of the newer associate justices on t
celebrate the life of dr. martin luther king, jr.. my understanding there is statue of him just above and i wonder how that will play into matters today? >> that's right. president obama made reference in recent days feeling connection to dr. king 50 years ago. also to president lincoln, 150 years ago, and so, as part of the inaugurations, we've seen him use bibles from dr. king and also from president lincoln. there is a statue. there is a statue of dr. king in the capitol rotunda of dr. king. so, this martin luther king holiday, obviously takes on extra significance here in the rotunda. we'll watch obviously to see what the president may do throughout the course of his time here in the rotunda. shepard: mike, it was interesting to hear the matters the president brought up, came up throughout this day. we heard, a lot about climate change, the tragedy of newtown came up repeatedly, which clearly, news from the future i believe. from an agenda at least, from the president himself. those were two highlights along with ending the war and bringing the peace and coming together. a lot right the
is pausing to pay tribute to martin luther king jr. community leaders and celebrities got a jump on things in washington with an annual wreath laying ceremony. >>> and many americans honor dr. king today by spending their holiday in a day of service, volunteering to help the needy. the park service pays tribute by offering free admissions to all 393 national parts today. the president and first lady saying there's no better way to honor his legacy than to help out the less fortunate. >>> the super bowl matchup is set. a family affair you could call the har-bowl, pitting jim harbaugh against his older brother, which i can't know, john, head coach of the baltimore ravens. >> going to be a good one. in the nfc, the 49ers overcame a 17-0 deficit against the dirty birds of atlanta. they finally locked it up for good in the fourth quarter when quarterback colin kaepernick found frank gore who rushed into the end zone. quite a game. >> in the afc, baltimore ravens quarterback joe flacco threw three touchdowns in the second half. the final blow was when the ravens' carey williams picked off tom br
is pausing to pay tribute to martin luther king jr. commemorations are taking place around the country today, but community leaders and celebrities got a jump on things in washington with an annual wreath laying ceremony. dr. king's son, jesse jackson and actor jamie foxx were among those taking part. >>> and many americans honor dr. king today by spending their holiday in a day of service, volunteering to help the needy. the park service pays tribute by offering free admissions to all 398 national parks today. most schools, government agencies and stock markets are closed for this holiday. the president and first lady saying there's no better way to honor his legacy than to help out the less fortunate. so that's a great kind of theme for the day. >> absolutely. >>> the super bowl matchup is set. a family affair you could call the har-bowl, pitting jim harbaugh against his older brother, which i didn't know, john, head coach of the baltimore ravens. >> going to be a good one. in the nfc, the 49ers overcame a 17-0 deficit against the dirty birds of atlanta. they finally locked it up for good
ceremony on martin luther king employing bibles by martin luther king and president lincoln. an address down the mall toward lincoln's memorial where dr. king gave his most famous speech. to spell out the country his vision for the next four years. it is america's quadrennial celebration of the office of the presidency, the orderly transition of power, the luminaries, the singers, the salutes, the speech, the pomp, the circumstance, the second inauguration of president barack obama starts right now. >>> welcome to washington. it is chilly but frankly bearable outside as the country prepares to celebrate the peaceful maintenance of power, the transferns of power from the first term administration of president barack obama to his second term administration. the president was officially sworn in by chief justice john roberts yesterday at the blue room at the white house as the first lady and the obama daughters looked on. but in the little less than two hours the president will affirm that oath before a much larger crowd with 100% more pomp and an equal proportion of circumstance. we have
inaugurated for a second time on martin luther king day and can look out and see the likeness of martin luther king. to see jefferson, to see lincoln. it is just unreal. 150 years after the emancipation proclamation, almost 50 years after the march on washington, dr. king delivered the i have a dream speech, it says something about the distance we have come, the progress we have made and for him to make a speech that was so inclusive, it was about black people, white people, asian americans, latino, native americans, straight, gay, that we're one people. we're one family. we are one house. we all live in the american house. >> well, about that last point, congressman, we want to let you go and enjoy your lunch, we all do live in the same house and there you are. you have gone from the struggle earlier in your life to a warrior in the house of representatives. you have got an anxious american public watching. a lot of them would really like to see some folks getting along in washington. what are the prospects for that? >> the prospects are very bright. we're going to continue to work together a
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